2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 Audi Q5

The compact luxury crossover segment offers multiple models for car shoppers to choose from. Looking at the 2018 Acura RDX vs the 2018 Audi Q5 compares two vehicles in this competitive segment. These two vehicles offer a variety of features and technology systems.

Under the hood of the 2018 Acura RDX is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine produces 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. 2018 Audi Q5 models will all be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Performance numbers for the Audi engine are rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Acura RDX VS 2018 Audi Q5
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
279 horsepower, 252 pound-feet torque Engine Performance 252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet torque
Front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive Drive Systems All-wheel drive
1 (with three available packages) Trim Levels 3

2018 Acura RDX Features and Technology Systems

A variety of features will be offered on the 2018 Acura RDX. Three optional equipment packages will be offered on the crossover: AcuraWatch Plus, Technology and Advance. Many multiple comfort, safety and technology features will be offered on the RDX.

Comfort and Technology Features: Automatic LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate, sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, HD Radio, remote ignition, ventilated front seats, color trip computer, GPS-linked climate control and fog lights.

Safety and Drivers Assistance Features: A rearview camera, forward collision warning and automatic braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors and automatic wipers.

The 2018 Acura RDX offers both front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. The RDX offers two rows of seating for up to five people. The RDX also offers 26.1 cubic feet of trunk space.

2018 Acura RDX headlight close-up
2018 Acura RDX exterior back driving on snow
2018 Acura RDX dash and steering wheel
2018 Acura RDX exterior taillight